I am totally supportive of the idea of safe spaces. In fact, I often test ideas and thoughts with my own formed “safe spaces”: a few friends with whom I can bounce ideas off of and not feel vilified (instead lightly reprimanded) when I go down the wrong track. However, there is a part of me that feels very unsafe in these safe spaces: the idea being that there is only one group of interest that is protected in this space, when in reality there are often several marginalized groups at play. Safe spaces do create a dynamic where it is us vs them, one bad guy and one good guy, but reality is often much more multi-dimensional. Not tearing down what you say, just pointing out that sometimes it’s a little more complicated because I respect what you’re saying.